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The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

Unfortunately, “CSI” was about a century too late to help one murder victim receive justice.

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Yankees Make Surprise Visit to Prospect Theater in Ridgefield

Yankees Make Surprise Visit to Prospect Theater in Ridgefield

Staff members at the nonprofit theater were thrown a curve ball of a surprise Tuesday morning.

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Parents Need to Study Before Getting Expensive Tutoring for SAT/ACT Testing for Students

Parents Need to Study Before Getting Expensive Tutoring for SAT/ACT Testing for Students

Parents may want to do a bit of studying before getting their children SAT or ACT tutoring.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Sayulita in Glastonbury offers savvy, sophisticated Mexican cuisine in a hip, relaxed atmosphere.

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Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

The ganache-filled shot glasses of Essex-based Truffle Shots will go up against formidable chocolate competitors in the 2015 International Chocolate Awards in London in October.

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Teff Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine Deliciously Diversifies Stamford

Teff Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine Deliciously Diversifies Stamford

Teff Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant is a family affair, newly opened in Stamford, that serves up delicious meals that will have you coming back for more.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

The next few days are jam-packed with an array of activities that will help you forget it’s the last weekend in August.

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Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Major renovations to the Mattatuck Museum's gallery spaces transform the viewing experience and usher in three great exhibits running now.

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Weekend Best Bets: Twelfth Night, ShakesBeer Festival, Willie Nelson

Weekend Best Bets: Twelfth Night, ShakesBeer Festival, Willie Nelson

There's a lot going on this weekend from Elm Shakespeare's production of Twelfth Night to the ShakesBeer Festival.

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Style & Design

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

Jason Aleksa transforms antiques into modern lamps and home décor through his Fairfield-based company, Stonehill Design.

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Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Esther and Paul Halferty pull inspiration from around the world in the creation of their handmade, specialty tiles through their flourishing company, Lilywork Artisan Tile in Stonington.

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Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

The first known reinforced concrete building is a sight to behold and was once a museum of cartoon history owned by the creator of the comic strip Beetle Bailey.

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Health & Science

UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

Inspired by his father’s untimely death, physicist Ron Mallet has dedicated his life to studying time travel. Now he’s seeking funding to help prove his equation showing how time could be twisted with lasers.

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Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

A multimillion-dollar renovation of the lab will make it ground zero for Yale researchers currently conducting experiments across the globe aimed at studying the invisible universe.

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New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

CLiCK, Inc., a commercial kitchen, teaching space, job training facility and farm-to-school program, is working to improve the food culture in Windham County.

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Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater

Aug 30, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

  The William Benton Museum of Art is pleased to be collaborating with the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at UConn to present Speak Up! Speak Out!, an exhibition of puppets ranging in height up to 20 feet, masks, paintings, and other works from Peter Schumann’s Bread & Puppet Theater, which has left an indelible stamp on the world of...

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Sunday Music Series

Aug 30, 2015 - Dec 27, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Miranda Vineyard has a history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become quite well-known. We also provide a stage to lots of talented folks who never become famous, but who keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy. Most of what you’ll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer. Our wine bar and balcony...

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Sunday Music Series- Open Mic Night

Aug 30, 2015 - Dec 27, 2015

This event occurs monthly, on the last Sunday of January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December.

Miranda Vineyard has a history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become quite well-known. We also provide a stage to lots of talented folks who never become famous, but who keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy. Open Mic is an important part of Miranda tradition. We currently offer monthly open mic opportunities. Open Mic takes place the last Sunday of EVERY...

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An American Masters Series Preview Showing of “A Photographers Journey”

Aug 30, 2015

New Canaan’s Own Pedro E. Guerrero Join us at the New Canaan Historical Society on Sunday, August 30th at 3 PM for a preview showing of the PBS documentary of Pedro E. Guerrero’s life. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are required. For reservations call 203 966-1776

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Music Mountain presents Dover String Quartet

Aug 30, 2015

Sunday afternoon welcomes back the brilliant Dover String Quartet with guest artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet. The unique program will feature Dutilleux: Ainsi La Nuit; Dvorak: String Quartet in F major, Op. 96 “American”; and Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581. The Dover String Quartet has catapulted to international stardom becoming one of the most in-demand...

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The House of Worth Lecture by Guest Curator

Aug 30, 2015

Join guest curator for the Litchfield Historical Society's new exhibit The House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield, Karen DePauw, as she explores the influence of WWI on the couture fashions of the house of Worth, Paris's first haute couturier.  The war not only affected designs, but also the future of the Parisian couture industry in the years following.   Pick up a copy of...

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The Afro-Semitic Experience at the Orchard Street Shul

Aug 30, 2015

In preparation for the upcoming High Holidays, The Orchard Street Shul presents the Afro-Semitic Experience.This 6-piece band combines an eclectic array of styles- spiritual, world-beat, funk, jazz, cantorial, gospel and salsa, to name a few. Join us on Sunday, August 30 at 4:00 PM in our lovingly restored and acoustically delightful Orchard Street Shul sanctuary to hear music inspired by...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Aug 30, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

January 2 - December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. With a working farm, handicapped accessible woodland trails, observatory, interactive art gallery and planetarium, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing, off-site meeting or private...

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Line Dancing Workshop

Aug 30, 2015 - Dec 25, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

LEARN HOW TO LINE DANCE!! If you can walk, you can line dance!  Professional and patient instructor...not just country - we dance to all genres of music.  No partner required!!  Great exercise for both the body and the mind....all levels, beginners ALWAYS welcome, come early: Absolute beginner lessons 5-6 Advanced beginner/Intermediate lessons 6-8 FUN, FUN,...

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"Peak Season" Loft Artists Association Group Show

Aug 30, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

The Loft Artists Association annual all-member group show, “Peak Season,” opens Saturday, August 1st in their East Gallery at 575 Pacific Street, Stamford. An Opening Reception will launch the exhibition on Friday, July 31 from 5:30 to 8 pm, and it will continue on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 pm through Sunday, August 30th, 2015. Event chair Lucienne Buckner notes that,...

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Here's our annual roundup of the best food and drink, entertainment, shopping and more from around Connecticut.